Thursday, March 05, 2009

You Might Be Adopting From China If:

...you know that I-600 & I-171 aren't highways

...you've been expecting a baby for over 3 years

...you understand that it's 2006 in some parts of the world

...you've "paid for" 3 citizenships, but never brought anyone into the U.S

...you know that waiting for China has nothing to do with Macy's or dishes

...your homestudy is followed by a number (i.e. #3 or #4)

...you never know how many days next month will have

...you know that babies come in batches

...you've been fingerprinted four times, but never committed a crime

...you automatically assume everyone who is expecting is having a girl

...you own new clothing in 3 little sizes for all 4 seasons -because you don't know when or how big (I will add that she has more clothes than I do!)

...you look twice when you see a ladybug

...you're more interested in what will happen in March 2006 than in March 2009

...you know people who understand when you talk about 2 day months & 5 day months

...your due date hasn't changed by days, but by years

...you know who the Rumor Queen is ... AND ... you don't know who she is

...you know that forecast doesn't have anything to do with the weather

...you've waited so long, they re-checked your fingerprints to see if they changed

...trying to understand why they're printing you again, you study your own fingerprints and wonder if fingerprints grow wrinkles

...when you speak of "that time of month" you're talking about CCAA updates & referrals

This one made me laugh AND cry!! There is one exception to this for us! We are VERY excited about what is happening in March 2009! God is good!

10 comments:

Bill and Christina said...

So true even if you aren't adopting from China! The fingerprints are what sets my husband on a soap box!

Thanks for posting I enjoyed it.
Christina

Dawn S. said...

Ya, you're right! Much of this applies to adopting from Haiti, too! (and I am sure other places...)

Bill and Christina said...

I am sure!
christina

Bill and Christina said...

I had commented on another post about having pictures of your daughter. If you let me know how to send them to you I will. She is blowing bubbles with bubble gum.

Christina

Vivian M said...

Great post!

Jinglebritches said...

God IS good!! When do you leave??

Jennifer said...

Oh yeah.. Love ya.

AZMom said...

LOL I so agree with all of it!!! We have so many acronyms that my first website had it's own page for them!

I do hope you get your referral soon! Big hugs!!

Shannon said...

That was soo good! Thanks for posting!

Hope to meet up in China say June/July? :)

Shannon
Group 252

Ivy said...

This is a cute post, but I have to say HANG IN THERE!
I can't believe how long the wait has gotten. I pray for the waiting families and babies all the time.

Hope the wait moves faster!

Hugs,

Ivy

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